Survey about Identity Status in Indonesian Adolescence


Adolescence is a period when teenagers ask themselves "Who am I?" and "What is different about me?". There are many roles which teenagers may explore. In Indonesia, there are a lot of problems in adolescence that emerge during the process of searching the identity in each role. Yet, research about identity status of adolescence in Indonesia is only a few. Through this research. parents, teachers, and general society may know about the identity status of adolescence in Indonesia. This research was conducted to 156 teenagers, 10-21 years old in Bandung and Sumedang, using survey as the research method. There are Identity Status proposed by James Marchia, that highlighted in 2 situations: (1) crisis that happen in adolescence and (2) how they take commitment to get through the crisis. From those situation, Marchia stated four Identity Status, which are diffused, moratorium, foreclosured, and achieved. The results show that the diffused identity status is most significant in political (68%) and least significant in religious (1%). The moratorium identity status is most significant in personality (47%) and least significant in gender (4℅). The foreclosured identity status is most significant in vocational (21℅). It is least significant in relationship (4℅). The achieved identity status is most significant in religious (71℅) and least significant in political (5℅). Further research can be continued by comparing the data in Indonesia and former research in another country.

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Lucia Voni Pebriani, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Laila Qodariah, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2017
Stream: General Psychology

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